I thought spring flowers had already bloomed, but ...

I thought the spring flowering season was over until I stepped out on my porch one morning and smelled the lilacs!

That smell always brings me back to a time when we had a lilac bush outside our house growing up.  At my house now, we planted some bushes around the house, but had some mature lilac bushes in the back yard.

Earlier this week, I thought I might try to capture some lilac images to go along with the other spring flowers.  Lo and behold, the lilacs were filled with butterflies, which only added to my photographing pleasures.

Here are a couple more shots.